Sausages with Parmesan Polenta (4)

I recently visited the north of Italy where i returned to the same restaurant in Stresa on Lake Maggiore three times . Their seasonal special, home made sausages with chestnuts and polenta, was so tasty I had it twice. I haven’t been able to find a recipe for that dish, but this dish from ” Rick Stein’s Food Heroes” is a good second best. If you cannot get hold of Luganega sausages in your local Italian deli then any Italian sausages flavoured with garlic and fennel will do.

Sweet and Sour Pork (4)

This version is from Fay Maschler’s ” Eating In”. The original sweet and sour sauce originated in Hunnan, China and was a light vinegar and sugar mixture with little resemblance to the dish served in many Chinese restaurants today.